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18 Years of Tin Snail - Ongoing tales.


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#31 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 10:01 AM

Wow, that'd be kind! It's the nearside. Offside was bodged up for the 2014 test and contains a fair amount of our old washing machine...


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Posted 27 February 2016 - 10:06 AM

Driving the Dyane should prove good enthusiasm and realism boost as to why you need to keep the tin snail and have it on the road.why anyone would have a continually changing fleet of soul less nails while a 2cv slowly moulders into the ground is beyond me!
The other point ius,if you sold it,with the obscene prices they now fetch,you would likely never own one again.
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Posted 27 February 2016 - 10:18 AM

This is great news. I'll ping a contribution over when I get paid.
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Posted 27 February 2016 - 10:45 AM

I can haz chipped in a bit because I'm doing evil capitalist work at the moment so have some funds.  I was appalled and horrified to get a message from Wordpress in the week saying 'Dolly must go'.

 

Dolly must stay.


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Posted 27 February 2016 - 12:12 PM

I had to go and share the news. She fired second churn! Once the petrol finally came through...

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Definitely getting my A-Series Citroen kicks this morning. Dyane is running well, but pinking a bit, so after a brew, I'll be back out there reminding myself why 2CVs are better... (ie to access the points, the only bodywork removal that's needed is opening the bonnet rather than removing a stupid, plastic grille and then cursing the bodywork that's left getting in the way)


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Posted 27 February 2016 - 06:44 PM

I'd never get away with it. She's too used to the luxury of winding windows these days. Bloody luxury...

shirley lady d/w would like a bit of ride quality compared to the nipper in exchange for windy windows


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Posted 27 February 2016 - 09:37 PM

She's changed man. Took her out in the Honda this evening and she didn't even say "bloody hell, this is a bit firm!" Mind you, she did once own a Mini, so she has a different idea of 'comfortable' to me.


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Posted 27 February 2016 - 09:42 PM

Dyanes are very nice, but tend to complicate the simplicity of the 2cv and make things more awkward to fix.
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Posted 27 February 2016 - 09:47 PM

Dyanes are very nice, but tend to complicate the simplicity of the 2cv and make things more awkward to fix.

yes but look at its little face...


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Posted 27 February 2016 - 09:53 PM

Shhh, don't spoil his mojo!

 

This development makes me happy, partly because you'll be keeping Elly (and I wonder if deep down I'm comparing it to my own situation?) but also because of the generosity of your friends that want to make this happen :-D



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Posted 27 February 2016 - 09:56 PM

yes but look at its little face...


That's one of the reasons the dyane never really captured the hearts of the faithful. And why they're now a lot better value.
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Posted 27 February 2016 - 11:39 PM

I like Dyanes, I think they look better than 2CVs. 

 

I wonder if such a little thing and classic policies would go together to make affordable insurance?

Nah, probably not.


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 12:06 AM

A few pints worth of pennies chipped in.

Dolly must stay and continue to be featured in your excellent videos.
Consider it a bit of crowdfunding for the whole Hubnut cause.

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 07:27 AM

A few pints worth of pennies chipped in.

Dolly must stay and continue to be featured in your excellent videos.
Consider it a bit of crowdfunding for the whole Hubnut cause.


Thanks. To be honest, judging by the lovely messages I've received, that's one of the main motivators for people. A fiver or a tenner here really adds up. I must be closing in on £900 now. First video already prepared and waiting for upload!
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Posted 28 February 2016 - 03:31 PM

A quick update, including video of my saved 2CV in action.

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 03:42 PM

I bet your mind is truly blown with the generosity. People know how much the old girl means to you


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 04:09 PM

It's absolutely staggering. No doubt.


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 04:20 PM

I loved how the bonnet flexed when you started it, POWER!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 04:45 PM

Love the sound of a 602.
Think I've had my Dyane for 22 years. It's now in need of TLC.
I've a new chassis, sills, floors and other goodies ready to go
but sadly no time to fit it all :(
If only I had a proper job and not self employed and doing bloody paperwork on Sundays...
Anyway, have a fiver.

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 04:47 PM

I loved how the bonnet flexed when you started it, POWER!!!!!!!!!

 

The bonnet also flexed when I sat in it. POWER OF MY ARSE.

 

Love the sound of a 602.
Think I've had my Dyane for 22 years. It's now in need of TLC.
I've a new chassis, sills, floors and other goodies ready to go
but sadly no time to fit it all :(
If only I had a proper job and not self employed and doing bloody paperwork on Sundays...
Anyway, have a fiver.

 

Seriously? After the speed you sorted that Panda, I'd've thought it'd be an afternoon's work! ;) And thanks. Much appreciated.


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 05:01 PM

That'd be Dave numbers' excellent Panda sortage....
Not me.
I do live in France but sadly not near enough to Dave to pester him into a Dyane resto

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 05:14 PM

Sorry. It's been a tough week! My brain has utterly given up.


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Posted 29 February 2016 - 05:08 PM

Virtual, and indeed actual, monies sent.

Looking forward to the next instalment!
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Posted 29 February 2016 - 05:17 PM

Thanks! I'm toying with the idea of postponing the big garage tidy and just cracking on with the strip down. 


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Posted 29 February 2016 - 05:47 PM

Well, its only going to get messy again when you start taking parts off so why bother :mrgreen:
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Posted 01 March 2016 - 11:36 AM

Money sent ... 


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Posted 01 March 2016 - 12:38 PM

Thanks! After lunch, I will begin...

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Just need to get the tech sorted out as well. Hoping to get a timelapse working.


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Posted 01 March 2016 - 02:33 PM

And she now looks like this.

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Had to deploy angle grinder on one of the bolts holding the headlamp bar in place. Mind you, had to deploy a breaker bar to get one of the main wing nuts off! Turns out it really is quite rusty...

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 05:07 PM

You're not messing about!

Nice work!

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 05:11 PM

Head to my Blog at www.hubnut.org and you'll find more detail about today. I'm not typing it again! Includes hopeless timelapse video.


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